Equine sarcoid

In most cases the effective treatment of sarcoids is a big challenge for veterinarians, horse-, donkey- and mule owners and the affected patients. These skin tumors are characterized by a high chance of recurrence and depending on localization on the animal (eyelid, on joints…) removal is often very difficult.

Even though numerous treatment methods are being advertised, no reliable and gentle method and prophylaxis for this common disease exists to date. We have examined causes, particularly genetic and viral factors and therapeutic approaches (mistle therapy).

At ISME continuative experimental and clinical studies are in progress at present with the goal to research the still unexplained origin and spreading of this disease and to develop new treatment approaches.